ESG Research Report: Remote Office/Branch Office Technology Trends
ESG Research Report

May 15, 2015
In order to determine the IT priorities and challenges when it comes to supporting the technology requirements of remote office/branch office (ROBO) locations, and how organizations plan to address those challenges, ESG recently surveyed 347 North American senior IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations. All respondents worked at headquarters locations or other centralized corporate sites and were responsible for ROBO IT operations and/or strategy, including the delivery of IT services to these locations, authorization of expenditures, and establishment and enforcement of corporate IT policies for remote/branch offices. Respondent organizations were required to have at least two ROBO locations to qualify for the survey.

Page Count: 28
Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Report Conclusions
  • Introduction
    • Research Objectives
  • Research Findings
    • Remote Office/Branch Office Profiles
      • Snapshot of a Typical ROBO Environment
      • Remote Office/Branch Office IT Priorities
    • Application Deployment Models for Remote Office/Branch Office Locations
    • On-premises IT Infrastructure and Processes at ROBO Locations
      • ROBO Server Deployments
      • ROBO Storage Environments
      • The Converged Infrastructure Opportunity
      • Remote Backup Continues to Gain Traction
  • Conclusion
  • Research Methodology
  • Respondent Demographics
    • Respondents by Number of Employees
    • Respondents by Annual Revenue
    • Respondents by Industry